Sunday, 30 October 2011

New Toy

I've ordered a new toy. It's coming in the next week or so.

It's a Circulation Booster. You've probably seen the "Do you have cankles?" ad. (I've put the YouTube link to their ad here.)  I'd seen the ad heaps of times and because it looks like a ad for something really dodgy, I had never considered getting one.

Since I've been having problems with my legs - another person with a chronic illness and leg problems told me how good they are. They are actually proper tens machines (the same as the physiotherapist uses.) as well as the foot rest part that works on feet and legs, it also has tens pads to use in other sore parts of the body as well.

I have no idea why their marketing didn't say that they were actually useful pain control tools, or that they were the same as the equipment used in physiotherapy clinics everywhere. It would have made the machine look more credible to those of use with chronic pain who are looking for ways of relieving it. (When you're in pain all the time, "cankles" is the least of your worries.)

At a cost of about $300 locally, that's a fairly expensive new toy for me. I found it for $255 on eBay, new, and with an Australian pharmacy tax invoice so I can claim some of the cost back on my health insurance.

It's still an expensive toy - but I have high hopes it will do amazing things for my pain.

I see the physio tomorrow, so I'll check with him about where to place tens pads for my back and my shoulder. Extra physio sessions between visits to the phsysio sound to me like a really good idea.

I'll let you know how well it works for me.

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